ONE OK ROCK to Appear in Tower Record’s ‘NO MUSIC, NO LIFE’ Campaign for the First Time in 11 Years

25.August.2022 | MUSIC

For the first time in over a decade, ONE OK ROCK will appear in Tower Records’ popular NO MUSIC, NO LIFE campaign. Special posters will appear at all Tower Records and TOWERmini stores starting September 3, 2022.

 

The last time ONE OK ROCK appeared on posters for the campaign was in September 2011. The band will release its first original album in three and a half years, Luxury Disease, on September 9. While the previous album saw the group tackling different genres, ONE OK ROCK’s signature rock sound seems to have returned. Luxury Disease was created along with producer Rob Cavallo and other overseas artists. 

 

Those who purchase the album will be entered into a drawing to win a B2-sized version of the NO MUSIC, NO LIFE poster. Entries can be submitted through the 59 participating Tower Records stores and Tower Records Online. Don’t miss your chance to get a hold of this rare poster with a special message from Taka!

 

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